George Carlin On The Ruling Elite In America
Friday, October 17, 2008
Consumption! It’s the new national pastime. Fuck baseball, it’s consumption. The only true lasting American value that’s left – buying things! People spending money they don’t have on things they don’t need – MONEY THEY DON’T HAVE ON THINGS THEY DON’T NEED – so they can max out their credit cards and spend the rest of their lives paying 18% interest on something that cost 12.50! And they didn’t like it when they got it home anyway!
Not too bright folks, not too fucking bright. But if you talk to one of them about this, you sit them down and talk to them about the low IQs, the dumb behaviour and the bad decisions – right away they start talking about education. That’s the big answer to everything. Education! They say ‘We need more money for education. More books, more teachers, more classes, more schools. We need more testing for the kids!” You say “Well, you know, we’ve tried all of that and the kids still can’t pass the tests!” They reply, “Ah, don’t you worry about that, we’re going to lower the passing grades!”
And that’s what they do in a lot of these schools now, they lower the passing grades so more kids can pass. The school looks good, everyone’s happy, the IQ of the country slips another two or three points, and pretty soon all you’ll need to get into college is a fucking pencil! “Got a pencil? Get the fuck in there, it’s physics!”
And everyone wonders why 17 more countries graduate more scientists than we do. “EDUCAATION”. Politicians know that word – they USE it on you. Politicians have traditionally hid behind three things – the flag, the Bible, and children! ‘No child left behind’! Oh really? It wasn’t long ago you were talking about giving kids a head start! Head start…left behind? Someone’s losing fucking ground here!
But there’s a reason. There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got…BECAUSE THE OWNERS OF THIS COUNTRY DON’T WANT THAT.
I’m talking about the real owners now…the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget politicians…they’re irrelevant.
Politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. YOU DON’T. YOU HAVE NO CHOICE. YOU HAVE OWNERS. THEY OWN YOU. THEY OWN *EVERYTHING*! They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations, they’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, Congress, the State Houses, the City Halls, they’ve got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media companies so they control…just about ALL of the news and information you get to hear!
THEY’VE GOT YOU BY THE BALLS!
They spend billions of dollars every year, lobbying to get what they want! Well, we know what they want, they want more for themselves and less for everybody else! But I’ll tell you what they DON’T want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking, they don’t want well informed, well educated people, they’re not interested in that! That’s against their interests! They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit round the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago! You know what they want? OBEDIENT WORKERS. OBEDIENT WORKERS. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs, with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and the vanishing pension that disappears the moment you go to collect it..and now they’re coming for your SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY. They want your fucking retirement money! They want it back! So they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street! And they’ll get it…they’ll get it ALL from you sooner or later..because they own this fucking place! It’s a BIG CLUB…AND YOU AIN’T IN IT! You and I are not in the big club!
By the way, it’s the same big club they beat you over the head with their media with all day long when they tell you what to believe, what to think and what to buy…
the table is tilted folks. the game is rigged!
And nobody seems to notice…nobody seems to care. Good honest hard working people – these are people of modest means – continue to elect these rich criminal cocksuckers that don’t give a fuck about you! THEY DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU! THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU. AT ALL. AT ALL. AT ALL!
And nobody seems to notice…nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on, the fact that Americans will remain willfully ignorant of the big red white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day! Because the owners of this country know the truth…